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NAZLib Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-11-11 03:49 AM
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19. Funding & Jobs
I saw the bit about getting money from the Corps but there's even less to be had there than in the rich. Corps. currently pay about 200B in taxes so a few tweaks here & there to the tax code are unlikely to generate more than a few Billion.

As for the "needed work", lets just say that I'm pretty sceptical that our government could identify needed work if it were right in front of them. The problem is that they take, say 1 million from some community in the form of taxes that would have been spent on things they actually needed and then return that same 1 million with a string attached that says they can only spend it on something that's more of a luxury. No new money has been created, they've just shifted it around. Here's a concrete local example. A nearby city got a stimulus grant to pay for a large quantity of specialised swat gear that they almost never use (thankfully) and wouldn't have bought if they had to pay for it themselves. At the same time they had to ground the search and rescue helicopter which was used all the time because of a lack of funds to pay the pilots. Now they've got a helicopter sitting around in a hanger and a bunch of swat gear in storage and the community is less safe than it was before.

Lastly, the money put into the economy via make work jobs is money that was just taken out in the form of taxes so there's really no net benefit.
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  -Jan Schakowsky Announces New Budget Plan With Focus On Jobs highplainsdem  Aug-10-11 10:02 PM   #0 
  - K and R for Jan..just look at the number of jobs created...that's it..nt  Stuart G   Aug-10-11 10:03 PM   #1 
  - It's a brilliant plan.  highplainsdem   Aug-10-11 10:11 PM   #2 
  - Dems Need to Get Behind This!! Raise the Noise!!  AbigailThomas   Aug-11-11 08:18 AM   #25 
  - She's a Democrat from Illinois. Will Obama speak out in support?  Divernan   Aug-10-11 10:18 PM   #3 
  - I'm still a supporter  cstanleytech   Aug-10-11 10:38 PM   #9 
  - Thank you for replying.  Divernan   Aug-11-11 07:14 AM   #21 
  - Snort - choke. One would hope so, but he never mentioned the Peoples budget, either.  grahamhgreen   Aug-10-11 11:43 PM   #12 
  - Hearty K&R. - n/t  Zenlitened   Aug-10-11 10:20 PM   #4 
  - I applaud Jan and wish her good luck. If only she could get all  Booster   Aug-10-11 10:23 PM   #5 
  - This is what we need. Now we ALL from the lowest to the highest  jwirr   Aug-10-11 10:25 PM   #6 
  - Gotta be shouting this from the rooftops.  madamesilverspurs   Aug-10-11 10:35 PM   #7 
  - And all those employed through these programs would develop their  JDPriestly   Aug-10-11 10:36 PM   #8 
  - K&R. But need 10 million put to work - that would still be less than half of the 24 million looking.  jtuck004   Aug-10-11 11:11 PM   #10 
  - Directly created jobs  HappyCynic   Aug-11-11 12:00 AM   #13 
     - +1  humankarenball   Aug-11-11 07:55 AM   #23 
     - That's exactly where we are now. Little stimulus attempts, none  jtuck004   Aug-11-11 10:16 AM   #28 
     - One other little point - little plans have been tried before  jtuck004   Aug-11-11 11:35 AM   #30 
  - Doesn't seem to be trickle-downy enough  MannyGoldstein   Aug-10-11 11:13 PM   #11 
  - K&R...But Congresswoman, can you times it by four?  Firebrand Gary   Aug-11-11 12:11 AM   #14 
  - Not to throw cold water on this but.....  NAZLib   Aug-11-11 01:19 AM   #15 
  - Funding and jobs  HappyCynic   Aug-11-11 02:17 AM   #18 
  - Funding & Jobs  NAZLib   Aug-11-11 03:49 AM   #19 
  - HappyCynic and the effectiveness of stimulus  NAZLib   Aug-12-11 12:07 PM   #40 
  - Instead, you're gonna throw a slew of RW talking points on it?  Hugin   Aug-11-11 04:58 AM   #20 
     - Is the CBO good enough?  NAZLib   Aug-11-11 12:16 PM   #31 
        - You've only told me how much they're SUPPOSED to be paying.  Hugin   Aug-11-11 12:53 PM   #32 
        - CBO is not the M$M  NAZLib   Aug-11-11 02:17 PM   #33 
           - Can't find it, can you?  Hugin   Aug-12-11 08:07 AM   #37 
              - I've already told you.  NAZLib   Aug-12-11 10:28 AM   #38 
        - We don't like Teabaggers on DU.  Enthusiast   Aug-11-11 05:31 PM   #35 
           - Not a "Teabagger"  NAZLib   Aug-11-11 07:48 PM   #36 
  - Nice that someone  kimsarah   Aug-11-11 02:12 AM   #16 
  - Better yet  kimsarah   Aug-11-11 02:15 AM   #17 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-11-11 08:03 AM   #24 
  - Good plan  JustAnotherGen   Aug-11-11 07:46 AM   #22 
  - The way forward!  swilton   Aug-11-11 09:50 AM   #26 
  - Holy crap if that doesn't sound like the best prescription heard to-date!  Roland99   Aug-11-11 09:54 AM   #27 
  - I like it. I know it has no chance in hell in the House. But it's good to reinforce  TwilightGardener   Aug-11-11 10:29 AM   #29 
  - Should've been proposed in January 2009, when the Dems had the WH, House and Senate ...  SomeGuyInEagan   Aug-12-11 10:39 AM   #39 
  - Jan Schakowsky for President! nt  Enthusiast   Aug-11-11 05:27 PM   #34 
 

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